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Citing Ongoing Trade War, Alibaba's Jack Ma Nixes Plan to Create 1M New U.S. Jobs
After meeting with then-president-elect Trump back in January, Jack Ma pledged to create 1 million new jobs in the United States by supporting an increased number of sales from U.S. small businesses on the Alibaba platform. However, the billionaire co-founder and chairman of the $420-billion e-commerce behemoth said in an interview with China’s state news agency Xinhua that the ongoing
Seven Ways Fixed-Income Investors Will Benefit from the Digital Revolution
At long last, fixed-income investing is entering the digital age—and investors should pay close attention to what their asset managers are doing to keep up. From better pricing to better solution design, the digital revolution that’s transforming the fixed-income management landscape can lead to a host of benefits. To grasp the performance gap between managers who upgrade their technology and
Singapore Central Bank Official: Blockchain ‘Fundamental’ to Transforming Financial Services
Just how serious is Singapore about blockchain? Immensely, apparently. Speaking at an event called Consensus: Singapore, Damien Pang, the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Technology Infrastructure Office chief, said that blockchain – together with artificial intelligence – are “fundamental” technologies for the transformation of the financial services industry, the South China Morning Post reports. “We take an approach where our regulations
Japan Hit by Another Massive Cryptocurrency Heist
Japan has been hit by another cryptocurrency heist with $60 million stolen, as Reuters reports on Thursday September 20th 2018. Ilia Kolochenko, CEO and founder of web security company High-Tech Bridge comments as follows: “Unfortunately, even the harsh regulation of crypto markets is no silver bullet. Digital coins are extremely attractive for cybercriminals who can easy launder them and convert
New York University Becomes First U.S. University to Offer a Major in Blockchain Technology
New York University (NYU) has reportedly become the first college in the United States to offer students the opportunity to major in blockchain technology, as Cointelegraph notes (via CBS New York). The program will be offered by NYU Stern School of Business, which also became the country's first business school to offer an MBA in fintech. Cointelegraph notes that Stern
Eventbrite Launches IPO; Stock Surges 60 Percent in its Market Debut
Eventbrite became the latest tech company to launch a public offering in 2018 - and could end up with one of the best opening days this year. The online ticketing company made its public debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday - under the ticker symbol "EB" - and immediately surged more that 60 percent. Eventbrite priced its
The European Union Now Has Amazon in its Crosshairs
Having already slapped Google with a record €4.34 billion (about $5BN) fine for illegally using its Android mobile operating system to assert its search engine’s dominance, the European Union is now investigating possible antitrust violations by Amazon. Margrethe Vestager, the EU's competition commissioner, responded to a question from a journalists at a press conference in Brussels by confirming "that her
The Case for Humanities in the Era of AI, Automation, and Technology
More and more we’re finding ourselves standing at the intersection of humanity and technology. Whether we’re working side-by-side with autonomous robots on the factory floor, spreading the happy news about a new addition to the family on Facebook, or asking Siri to help us get from point A to point B as quickly as possible, all aspects of our lives
Australia’s Top Banking Analyst Warns of Housing Bubble
Whilst not as bearish on housing prices as the UBS team, Brian Johnson of CSLA here offers some very good points and insight. “Jingle mail” (or near enough to) will exist in Australia if shit hits the fan. Australia’s Top Banking Analyst Drops A Bombshell – Housing Bubble [REITs] Q2 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Transcript For more I
Next Recession Ahead? Fixed Income Investing Ideas in an Aging Expansion
SUMMARY While we do not view a recession as imminent, we think investors should be prepared for the cycle to turn over the next three to five years. When thinking about their fixed income allocations late in this cycle, investors should consider the risks posed by higher interest rates, an uptick in inflation and stretched valuations, among others. We believe